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Psychotherapy with a Psychiatrist

Tokyo Mental Health offers face-to-face psychotherapy with an English psychiatrist in Tokyo. Our aim is to make high quality psychotherapy treatment available in Tokyo for the foreign community and returnees for whom accessing an English counselor, therapist or medical psychiatrist in Tokyo can be difficult. We provide a variety of psychotherapies including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based therapies, cognitive analytic therapy and psychodynamic psychotherapy. We provide therapy and counselling for both adults and adolescents.

Tokyo Counseling in English

Tokyo Mental Health provides English counseling in Tokyo for depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, addiction disorders, relationship problems, anger management and stress. All counseling is in native English with a UK-trained English Tokyo psychiatrist. We also provide marriage counseling and couples counseling. There is limited availability of mental health expertise and native English counseling in Japan for the foreign community so if you are looking for an English counselor or therapist in Tokyo, please get in touch. We offer counseling for both adults and children.

Tokyo Psychiatry Clinic

Tokyo Mental Health is now collaborating with the American Clinic Tokyo to provide the Tokyo Psychiatry Clinic in Akasaka next to the American Embassy. The Tokyo Psychiatry Clinic provides medical psychiatric treatment such as antidepressant and other medication, cognitive therapy and relaxation techniques for patients with depressive disorder, anxiety disorders such as panic disorder, OCD, PTSD, ADHD, psychosis and other common mental health problems, as well as providing stress management techniques for those who wish to improve their resilience.

UK-trained British Psychiatrist Tokyo

Dr Andrew Kissane is a UK-trained, British, native English-speaking psychiatrist in Tokyo. A psychiatrist is a medical doctor with specialist qualifications in the treatment of mental health problems. He is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, is on the Specialist Register with the General Medical Council and holds a medical License to Practice in both UK and Japan. Dr Kissane provides psychiatry services through Tokyo Psychiatry Clinic at American Clinic Tokyo, and also provides English counseling and psychotherapy in Tokyo, Ginza.

Associated Practitioners

Tokyo Mental Health works with a range of other mental health practitioners. We collaborate with clinical psychologists, Japanese and English counselors, social worker therapists, English doctors and Japanese psychiatrists in Tokyo, including those psychiatrist doctors who specialize in child psychology, child developmental assessment and child psychotherapy. We work with both Japanese and foreign clinics and hospitals here in Japan. If we cannot help, we would be delighted to introduce you to someone who can.

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Collaboration with Azumabashi New Tower Clinic

Tokyo Mental Health is pleased to announce that we are now collaborating with Azumabashi New Tower Psychiatry Clinic in Azumbashi, one minute walk from the metro station on Asakusa line. Dr Fujii specializes in the pharmacological treatment of anxiety disorders. The clinic accepts Japanese Health Insurance and though not a native English speaker, Dr Fujii […]

Uk-Trained English Tokyo Psychiatrist receives Japanese Medical License

Tokyo Mental Health is pleased to announce that Dr Andrew Kissane, our English psychiatrist, has received a Japanese Medical License to practice medicine and psychiatry in Japan. Dr Kissane provides English psychiatric services at Tokyo Psychiatry Clinic hosted by American Clinic Tokyo. The Tokyo Psychiatry Clinic can provide the full range of psychiatric services in […]

Royal College of Psychiatrists website resources

The Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) is UK is the professional body that is responsible for the higher training of UK psychiatrists. The author has a conflict of interest here as a member. It has an active website that also contains a number of resources that might be of interest, including information about mental disorders […]

Alcohol use and health

The UK National Institute of Clinical Excellence issued a statement on alcohol use in response to the Department of Health new proposed guidance on alcohol use. Both make interesting reading. The bottom line as already widely publicized, is that men should drink no more than 14 units of alcohol per week, and pregnant women should […]

Under-recognition of Generalized Anxiety Disorder

A study published online and available here in October by Roberge et al showed quite clearly that the diagnosis of Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is often missed by clinicians, but that when identified or when co-morbid with depression, doctors often treat the condition appropriately. Both psychological treatments such as cognitive therapy and other psychotherapies and […]

Child Development and Depression

In a paper in JAMA Psychiatry available here, Luby et al reported the results of their investigation of the relationship between childhood depression and grey matter development in a cohort of young depressed children. They concluded that study demonstrated “an association between early childhood depression and the trajectory of cortical gray matter development in late […]

Antidepressants and mania

Interesting paper from Patel et al and the Maudsley that highlights the risks of antidepressant pharmacotherapy with traditional antidepressants for those patients presenting with unipolar depression but who would seem to actually have a diathesis for bipolar disorder. The analysis of cohort data found that the use of traditional antidepressant medication increased the risk of […]

Mediterranean Diet, Nuts and Mental health

I came across a randomized controlled trial in JAMA Internal Medicine from July this year that tries to examine the relationship between cognition, Mediterranean diet and nuts (available here). It had some positive results but overall it seemed the p values were not that impressive given the multiple testing. However, it reminded me of a […]


There were a few articles of interest that I came across this week on PTSD. THe first was a study by Deng et al looking at PTSD in patients with adult congenital heart disease. They found very high rates of PTSD (11-20%) among this patient group at a tertiary referral centre, and also point out […]

Open over New Year!

Tokyo Mental Health is open for clients over the New Year week end. if you would like a consultation for counseling and psychotherapy, please contact us on Happy New Year!